Can I transfer a SQL license/install to a new server

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We are in the process of upgrading on of our db applications to a new version. This version will require a replication server, meaning we will need a SQL server. Ether 2003 or 2008.  We will need to have a full working test environment before rolling out live with it. Can we transfer our "test" install of SQL to our "live" location? What are the license restrictions to that application? Server running Server 2003 R2, clients on XP pro and W7, terminal server in house with proper number of CAL's

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Server 2003, XPPRO, WIN7, SQL 2003 or 2008

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The prior answer wasn’t all that complete, so I’m just starting over here.

If you have purchased production use licenses (CPU or Server) then you can transfer them around as you like. However when you move them from Test to Production you will have to shut down your test systems, until you can get new licenses for that system.

If you have purchased MSDN licenses for the Dev/Test systems these licenses are not for use in production.

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